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The Ultimate Guide to Subcontracting in Government Procurement  Spend Matters

Before you begin your search for subcontractors, review the applicable regulations and compliance requirements. And read the tips in this guide.

Labor to promote local jobs in government procurement contracts  The Australian Financial Review

Labor will require companies bidding on government contracts to demonstrate opportunities for local employees and work for Australian-based firms.

Amazon, Erstwhile Trump Target, Is Helping Design Government Procurement Portal  The Daily Beast

Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump may publicly criticize each other, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from doing big business with the federal government. Now it has ...

Tens of millions paid out due to bungled Canadian Forces procurement, but government says details are secret  Ottawa Citizen

The case dates back to 2016 when the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ruled that the process which awarded a truck contact to Mack Defense of the U.S. ...

Procurement: New national modern slavery laws and legal challenge for government tenders  Lexology

Two significant developments in procurement in 2018 will have huge impacts for the procurement space this year. Last year, we saw the enactment of…

Shs427b spent on ghost supplies, government audit finds  Daily Monitor

The Shs427b, which is part of the Shs3 trillion domestic debt, according to the audit cannot be traced to any suppliers and is backed up by fake documents.

What’s New in Civic Tech: California Procurement Move Lauded  Government Technology

One of the first things new California Gov. Gavin Newsom did upon taking office was sign an executive order aimed at facilitating more efficient modern tech ...

9 Ways State and Local Government Can Rethink IT Acquisition  StateTech Magazine

State and local government IT modernization projects continue to receive significant exposure and attention, both from legislators and the media.

Citymart’s BidSpark Aims to Bring New Vendors to Government  Government Technology

As big as the government technology market is — $400 billion a year, give or take — a bid procurement platform from New York-based Citymart aims to bring ...

Procurement Perspectives: New municipal councils create opportunity for change  Daily Commercial News

As we begin a new year with new municipal councils, the government has the perfect opportunity to make changes to the procurement process that have been ...

Procurement Perspectives: Government agencies need concise information for RFPs  Daily Commercial News

One of the complaints I hear from contractors is that some of the larger RFPs that the government issues do not contain concise information to bid properly.

Government Procurement Contracts for Small Business  Stabroek News

Before proceeding with today's article, three recent events that took place are worthy of commentary. Last Friday witnessed the debate in the National Assembly ...

Readily available multiple award schedule program  Federal News Network

The Coalition for Government Procurement highlights provisions in the Multiple Award Schedules program for federal customers that provide a readily available, ...

DOTr asserts legality of procurement in transpo projects  ptvnews.ph

By Aerol John Pateña /PNA. MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Sunday said seeking the assistance of the procurement *service* of the ...

Procurement Perspectives: Bill 66 benefits of open tendering fact or fiction?  Daily Commercial News

I received an extraordinary amount of feedback on my Dec. 18 column related the proposed Bill 66. As a result, I have decided to follow it up with some ...

Why public procurement law should be revised – DG Budget Office  Premium Times

The public procurement law in its current design can hinder economic growth and kill local businesses if its provisions are not urgently revised and amended, ...

Emails Shed Light on Amazon’s Cozy Relationship With the U.S. Government  New York Magazine

An Amazon executive advised the federal government on a lucrative online marketplace before the passage of a law that created it.

California to revise tech procurement for wildfire response  StateScoop

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will solicit bids for firefighting technology using a process that gives vendors broad authority to define the solutions.

Amazon Advised US Government on A Procurement Portal Potentially Worth Billions  TechNadu

Amazon has been in talks with the US government to procure its Commercials Platform contract which will see a number of companies fight for the deal.

Matt Koehl, Gary Campbell Write Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act Materials For Federal Government Contractors - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Matt Koehl and Gary Campbell have worked with Practical Law to develop a series of helpful materials for federal ...

Partial shutdown could cost the government $52M a day  Federal News Network

It looks as if the partial government shutdown will last well past Dec. 26, the next day most federal employees and contractors are expected to return to work.

IBAC charges government official over alleged procurement theft and deception  The Mandarin

Victoria's anti-corruption body, IBAC, has revealed an investigation, known as Operation Topi, into allegations that improper procurement practices at Frankston ...

Should Vendors Submit Contract Bids During a Government Shutdown?  Nextgov

Federal contractors large and small should be prepared for a long government shutdown. But what about the contracting opportunities currently in play?

Is LPTA here to stay?  Washington Technology

Lowest price, technically acceptable contracting isn't going to fade away because too many procurement officials see it as a safe bet. Here's what you can do to ...

Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel  WOSU

Updated at 8:59 p.m. ET Officials leasing the Old Post Office Building for the Trump International Hotel in Washington improperly ignored the Constitution&.

New CA Governor Creates Iterative Approach to Technology  Government Technology

One of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's first acts after inauguration was to sign an executive order creating a new path for state agencies to buy technology, ...

Russia's Federal Protective Service wants to hide its procurement deals from prying eyes  Meduza

Russia's Federal Protective *Service* (FSO) has drafted legislation that would grant it secrecy privileges awarded to the Defense Ministry and Federal Security ...

New House leaders lay out priorities, would nix Holman Rule  Federal News Network

In today's Federal Newscast, incoming House leadership unveiled its new rules package without the rule which lets Congress reduce the number of employees ...

Government Contracts - Bid Protests Enter a Shifting Landscape  Lexology

Protests challenging the awarding of federal contracts have become increasingly contentious as contractors fight for a limited pool of government…

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee  Cayman News Service

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace ...

Here are Concrete Steps for Contractors to Mitigate Shutdown Effects  WashingtonExec

Now that we are nearing the second week of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, contractors should take several steps to ensure as little.

Government to give preference to domestically produced drugs for public procurement  Business Today

The Department of Pharmaceuticals said for formulations that are not manufactured in India, the minimum local *content* shall be 10 per cent in 2018-19.

Centre approves large-scale procurement of pulses  The Hindu

The Centre has given its nod for the procurement of green gram (moong dal) and black gram (urad dal) from the State in a big way. In a communication to the ...

PM: Procurement of fast ferries, patrol vessels 'untainted'  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

The process used in the procurement of two fast ferries and two patrol vessels from Australian shipbuilders Austal and INCAT can withstand any level of scrutiny.

SBA coalition looks to give women-owned businesses better shot at federal contracting market  Federal News Network

The Small Business Administration and private-sector partners are looking to give women-owned small businesses a better shot to entering the federal ...

Artist sought to paint Speaker of the House  3FM

The government is seeking an Island artist to create an oil painting of the Speaker of the House of Keys.

Public sector technology predictions for 2019  ComputerworldUK

Public sector technology predictions for 2019 from leading IT analysts, who describe the technology trends they expect to see in the public sector and ...

Letter: Rowley's PNM definition of treason... any citizen who questions his government's procurement practices!  Caribbean News Now

Dear Sir: Is the Keith Rowley-led PNM administration saying to any citizen that to question its procurement practices, to question any evidence of corruption ...

Australian firm cleared to pursue paper deal with PCSO  manilastandard.net

The Court of Appeals has denied the petition of Philippine Gaming Management Corp. seeking to overturn its decision that affirmed the right of an Australian firm ...

SC/ST entrepreneurs urged to grab opportunity under NSSH scheme  The Sentinel Assam

DHUBRI: The 2nd Vendor Development Programme under the National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) Scheme was held.

Gov’t saves record P10.7B on improved procurement  INQUIRER.net

The government saved P10.7 billion last year due to procurement reforms that also helped speed up the implementation of some major infrastructure projects, ...

US spies want to know how to identify compromised AI  Quartz

The US government's research arm for intelligence organizations, IARPA, is looking for ideas on how to detect “Trojan” attacks on artificial intelligence, ...

Malacañang orders guv to answer complaints  thedailyguardian.net

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Malacañang ordered Capiz Gov. Antonio del Rosario to answer two administrative complaints filed against him for alleged graft and ...

Government condemns UNC’s call for probe into procurement of Autralian marine vessels  St. Lucia News Online

December 23, 2018. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Stuart Young. (CMC) – The Government has condemned what it describes as ...

Andrew Scheer takes questions from public at Toronto town hall  CBC.ca

Before Parliament returns from its winter break a week from Monday, Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been criss-crossing the country meeting ...

UK's digital unit touts procurement platform overseas  Global Government Forum

By Catherine Early on 03/01/2019. Email. Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden believes that the GDS will reduce corruption in developing countries (Image ...

Government approves setting up of three new naval air squadrons  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government has approved setting up of three new naval air squadrons in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as part of efforts to bolster the Indian Navy's ...

Aquino crony deal for passport printing: The most brazen case of corruption ever  The Manila Times

AFTER poring over the Commission on Audit's detailed reports from 2015 to 2017 on the passport-printing contract given without any public bidding to a.

Gehlot writes to PM Modi, urges to waive off farm loans across the country  Hindustan Times

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farm loan waiver across the country and increasing the purchase target of ...

Fairer go for local workers, vows ALP  The Australian

Bill Shorten has fired a pre-election shot at multinationals by vowing to force more infrastructure projects into the hands of Australian companies and workers, ...

Trends in government procurement  Federal News Network

Tom Sisti, vice president and chief legislative counsel at SAP discusses the state of commercial item contracting, category management, and the latest in cyber ...

Philippines plans to digitise government procurement function  Public Finance International

The Philippine government is overhauling its procurement system as part of wide-ranging plans to digitise financial management systems and improve ...

How online marketplaces can solve for compliance and transparency issues in government procurement  FedScoop

Recent legislation has transformed the conversation around the power of online marketplaces to drive greater value for federal government buyers and ...

First-of-its-kind joint cryptocurrency launched in Abu Dhabi  gulfnews.com

It relies on the use of distributed database between central banks and participating bank.

Japan said to plan to bar Huawei, ZTE from government procurement contracts  CNBC

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, a person with direct knowledge and a person briefed on ...

​New Zealand to launch digital marketplace for government procurement  ZDNet

The New Zealand government will next month launch an online procurement marketplace, attempting to give the smaller players access to more jobs and ...

Australia Set to Join WTO's Government Procurement Agreement  ICTSD Bridges News

Australia has been accepted as member of the WTO's plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), capping three years of negotiations with exist.

Amazon’s Government Procurement Contracts Spawn Criticism  PYMNTS.com

The U.S. government is increasing its use of eMarketplaces like Amazon for procurement at the local and federal levels, but Amazon's government contracts are ...

Promised tariff relief for farmers uncertain in government shutdown  Supply Chain Dive

Payments to farmers designed to make up for the for the loss of revenue stemming from retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. agricultural products by China are in ...

Asian Development Bank Paper Touts Blockchain in Government Procurement  CoinDesk

A new paper authored by World Bank Group-linked experts proposes development of a blockchain network to boost efficiency across government procurement ...

Government launches 'Womaniya on Government e Marketplace'  Jagran Josh

The Union Government on January 14, 2019 launched the 'Womaniya on Government e Marketplace (GeM)', an initiative to enable women entrepreneurs and ...

3 big problems continue to dog federal procurement  Federal Times

Congress and the executive branch have worked for years to improve the quality of and reduce costs for federal acquisition, but some problems continue to ...

Blockchain: A Path to Unblocking Government Procurement Processes  American City & County

It looks like the United States government may have found an ideal solution to expedite its procurement efforts.

Can Internet of Things security be improved by the government procurement process?  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Technology and Innovation. Billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will soon be connected to the internet and government networks.

Government procurement must get smarter to succeed  Raconteur

The future of government procurement, contrary to popular belief, isn't all about cutting costs. It is about better contracts, more highly skilled partners and smarter ...

U.S. Threatens to Block U.K. From Global Procurement Pact  Bloomberg

The U.S. is threatening to block the U.K. from a 46-nation public procurement agreement, a move that would deny British companies from accessing a near $2 ...

Major Reform Of PNG's Public Procurement Laws - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

PNG's public procurement framework, currently set out in the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995 (PFMA), will soon be replaced by a substantially different ...

U.S. Stalls U.K. Bid to Stay in $1.7 Trillion Market  Bloomberg

A U.K. bid to rejoin a $1.7 trillion public procurement alliance stalled because its application was missing key information, according to a U.S. official familiar with ...

UK Government selects Accruent for its G-Cloud procurement initiative  Supply Chain Digital - Supply Chain News, Magazine and Website

UK government to use Accruent's products in new procurement initiative.

New 'Social Value' contracts to revolutionise government procurement  GOV.UK

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington, announces new government procurement measures.

Japan Excludes Huawei, ZTE Equipment from Government Procurement  BusinessKorea

The Japanese government decided on Dec. 10 to exclude Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE from public procurement.According to the ...

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions  Lexology

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Government ...

Procurement Perspectives: Municipal purchasing is not a gatekeeping function  Daily Commercial News

Subject to the need to ensure proper qualification, a municipality should encourage prospective contractors to bid. As I have always said, the municipal ...

Rafale deal: Nirmala Sitharaman asks if Opposition has become a pawn in a corporate rivalry  Scroll.in

The defence minister inquired if the Opposition's aim was to 'sabotage' the procurement of the 36 Rafale jets from France.

As Amazon Enters Government Purchasing Market, Signs of a Bad Deal Emerge  Governing

Amazon has already helped reshape the retail landscape for books, clothes and groceries. Now the online retail giant is moving into local government ...

The US Government's JEDI project - how not to handle a public sector cloud procurement  Diginomica

The US Department of Defense's JEDI procurement has led to some very public protests from tech vendors, the latest of which is IBM.

A case for expanding government's procurement reach  StateScoop

California is partnering with tech startups to modernize transportation, improve safety and streamline public records. States around the country should follow…

Government technology procurement needs to get smarter  Raconteur

Government take-up of technology has been sluggish at best, but new schemes could finally help bring the public sector up to date.

Amazon’s biggest customer may soon be the US government  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

When Jeff Bezos came to Washington in September to talk to the Economic Club, a well-heeled audience of 1500 of the capital's movers and shakers, he called ...

Procurement Perspectives: Exploring a more efficient procurement process  Journal of Commerce

If the intent of a municipality is to explore the possibilities of effective and efficient procurement through the adoption of a more strategic approach, an emphasis ...

Blockchain: Success in government procurement requires more than just investment  Open Access Government

Paul Parker from SolarWinds argues that where blockchain is concerned, success in government procurement requires more than just investment.

In Government Procurement, Buying Local Is Popular. But Is It Beneficial?  Governing

Much like President Trump, many U.S. cities make an effort to use the goods and services of companies in their own city limits. It has some troubling side effects.

Procurement Perspectives: Value for money: Bill 66 and union versus non-union  Daily Commercial News

Over the years, the question of owners using union or non-union contractors has become quite a heated debate. The main issue was the conversation around ...

How the US can put its OTA procurement process to best use  Federal Times

With proper transparency, the other transaction authority mechanism will allow the U.S. to stay several steps ahead of any adversary and benefit the ...

Is G-Cloud Fit for Purpose?  Computer Business Review

“The G-Cloud appears to struggle under the sheer volume of suppliers listed on the platform; a staggering 2,847 suppliers were approved for G-Cloud 9 for ...

Minister Announces New Measures for Government Procurement - Spend Matters UK/Europe  Spend Matters

An article in the Times last week from Oliver Dowden, who is the Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office, was the first we've heard from the politician ...

DOD's New Rules Of The Road For 'Other Transactions' - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

For over 60 years, the U.S. government has entered into agreements called other transactions. United States Government, Public Sector Arnold & Porter 21 Dec ...

Social value to gain stronger foothold in government procurement | The Social Enterprise Magazine  Pioneers Post

Securing lucrative government contracts could become easier for social enterprises from next year, with new requirements for commissioning staff to factor in ...

Mayor halts public works procurement  Nashville Post

Mayor David Briley on Tuesday ordered the halt of four current and planned Metro Public Works procurement processes in response to an audit of the ...

Traversing the government procurement process  ESI Africa

An event held in South Africa last month proved that there is a hunger for knowledge sharing around astute government procurement practices.

Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit - has the government provided clarity?  Lexology

In nearly six months' time, on 29 March 2019 at 11pm UK-time to be more exact, the UK is expected to leave the EU. The construction industry has…

'Buy American' makes its way into USMCA  Politico

USMCA dairy provision that jabs China — Trump makes a pre-midterm midwest swing.

New procurement ombudsman stresses alternative dispute resolution as key tool  Daily Commercial News

New federal Procurement Ombudsman Alexander Jeglic is urging firms that do business with the federal government to embrace the agency's alternative ...

It's time to fix our cloud procurement problems  FCW.com

Cloud presents some unique problems for contracting officers, and addressing those ambiguities would pay big dividends.

UK Government Tech Procurers Turn To SMBs  PYMNTS.com

U.K. government technology procurement increasingly relies on small business suppliers, with nearly half of spend via its Digital Marketplace going to SMBs.

Contact Us  American City & County

Our contact information can be found below, but you can also learn more about us. The Team Gregg Herring Vice President and Market Leader, Public ...

Changes announced to boost social value in central government procurement  Civil Society Media

The government has announced changes to its procurement practices to boost social value considerations and reduce barriers for social enterprises.

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program  ITBusiness.ca

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ...

EU-Vietnam FTA Finally To Come Into Force In Early 2019? Comments On Government Procurement - Government, Public Sector - Vietnam  Mondaq News Alerts

Vietnam Investment Review reported that the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will likely be ratified ... Vietnam Government, Public ...

Moldova Grudge Could Cost U.K. Access to $1.7 Trillion Projects  Bloomberg

The U.K.'s post-Brexit access to $1.7 trillion in public projects relies on the good will of its European neighbors. Too bad Moldova holds a grudge. The tiny ...

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